The BEST Episodes of MINDHUNTER

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2020

Network: Netflix

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

Episode 10

#1 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 13, 2017

The team cracks under pressure from an in-house review. Holden's bold style elicits a confession but puts his career, relationships and health at risk.

star 8.20
3,098 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Jennifer Haley, Joe Penhall
Episode 9

#2 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 16, 2019

The investigation zeroes in on a prime suspect who proves surprisingly adept at manipulating a volatile situation to his advantage.

star 8.17
1,621 votes
Directors: Carl Franklin
Writers: Courtenay Miles, Joshua Donen, Shaun Grant
Episode 8

#3 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 16, 2019

Red tape hinders Holden's plan to narrow his suspect pool. A weary and heartsick Bill tries to connect with his son. Wendy rethinks her relationship.

star 8.05
1,604 votes
Directors: Carl Franklin
Writers: Alex Metcalf, Courtenay Miles, Joshua Donen
Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 16, 2019

Bill's devastating family situation spills over during his interview with Holden's holy-grail subject: Charles Manson. Wendy's new romance heats up.

star 8.03
1,605 votes
Directors: Andrew Dominik
Writers: Elizabeth Hannah, Pamela Cederquist
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 16, 2019

Holden develops a controversial profile in the Atlanta slayings. Wendy conducts her first interview and finds being on the front lines suits her well.

star 7.95
1,647 votes
Directors: Andrew Dominik
Writers: Colin J. Louro, Courtenay Miles, Jason Johnson, Joshua Donen
Episode 2

#6 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 16, 2019

To glean insight into the elusive BTK killer, Bill and Holden interview the Son of Sam, who makes a startling admission.

star 7.89
1,688 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Courtenay Miles, Doug Jung, Joshua Donen
Episode 5

#7 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 13, 2017

Holden and Bill return to a perplexing case in Pennsylvania where a set of clues leading in multiple directions leaves no shortage of suspects.

star 7.89
3,224 votes
Directors: Tobias Lindholm
Writers: Jennifer Haley
Episode 9

#8 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 13, 2017

Holden's methods during a disturbing interview with mass murderer Richard Speck create dissension among the team and kick off an internal FBI probe.

star 7.87
2,988 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Carly Wray, Jennifer Haley
Episode 4

#9 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 2017

Bill and Holden consult with Wendy to begin classifying their subjects. They receive surprising news.

star 7.82
3,377 votes
Directors: Asif Kapadia
Writers: Dominic Orlando, Joe Penhall
Episode 7

#10 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 16, 2019

Hitting a dead end, Holden suggests a bold plan to draw the killer out. Bill's family faces more scrutiny. Wendy chafes as her job begins to shift.

star 7.81
1,590 votes
Directors: Carl Franklin
Writers: Courtenay Miles, Elizabeth Hannah, Joshua Donen
Episode 6

#11 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 16, 2019

The FBI officially sends the BSU to Atlanta to investigate the missing and murdered children. Wendy second-guesses her interview methods.

star 7.81
1,609 votes
Directors: Carl Franklin
Writers: Courtenay Miles, Joshua Donen
Episode 2

#12 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2017

Holden interviews the eerily articulate murderer Ed Kemper, but his research provokes negative feedback at the Bureau.

star 7.80
3,986 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Joe Penhall
Episode 3

#13 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 16, 2019

Bill gets drawn into a horrifying crime that hits close to home. Holden receives an intriguing offer while in Atlanta to interview a pair of killers.

star 7.76
1,633 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Courtenay Miles, Joshua Donen, Phillip Howze
Episode 8

#14 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 13, 2017

Bill and Wendy interview candidates for a fourth member of the team. Holden is intrigued by complaints about a school principal's odd habit.

star 7.75
3,038 votes
Directors: Andrew Douglas
Writers: Erin Levy, Jennifer Haley
Episode 3

#15 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2017

Dr. Wendy Carr joins Holden and Bill in their first success, when their insights lead to an arrest.

star 7.75
3,537 votes
Directors: Asif Kapadia
Writers: Joe Penhall, Ruby Rae Spiegel
Episode 7

#16 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 13, 2017

Wendy takes a career risk to relocate and join the team full time. Holden and Bill find it harder to keep the emotional intensity of work at bay.

star 7.73
3,103 votes
Directors: Andrew Douglas
Writers: Jennifer Haley, Joe Penhall
Episode 6

#17 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 2017

Wendy considers an offer. Holden and Bill struggle to communicate the meaning of their findings to the judicial system in the baffling Altoona case.

star 7.70
3,226 votes
Directors: Tobias Lindholm
Writers: Joe Penhall, Tobias Lindholm
Episode 1

#18 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 16, 2019

Amid sweeping changes at the BSU, Holden deals with severe repercussions from his close encounter with Ed Kemper.

star 7.69
1,780 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Courtenay Miles, Doug Jung, Joshua Donen
Episode 1

#19 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 13, 2017

In 1977, frustrated FBI hostage negotiator Holden Ford finds an unlikely ally in veteran agent Bill Tench and begins studying a new class of murderer.

star 7.40
4,833 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Joe Penhall